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Schools are always looking for qualified, trained Montessori teachers. Search here for our next job opportunity!





April 2018


Sacramento Montessori School, Sacramento (4/4) 


Founded in 2005, the Sacramento Montessori School's mission is Education for Peace and Preparation for Success in Life. The School occupies two buildings: The Children's House, built in 1860 and on the Register of Historic Places, and the Infant-Toddler building.


The Position:

Sacramento Montessori School is recruiting for:

 A Montessori Pre-Primary Teacher and an Associate Teacher. Both positions require a
person who is both experienced with and deeply committed to Montessori educational
principles and methods.
 A Montessori Guide in our Infant and Toddler Communities (2 positions)

Educational Requirements and Experience
 For the Montessori Teacher, a Montessori Pre-Primary Teaching Certificate
 Or a minimum of 24 Early Childhood Education college credits and work experience in a
Montessori School
 For the Associate Teacher a minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education college credits and work experience in a Montessori School

Responsibilities
 Model and uphold the Montessori mission and philosophy of the school.
 For the Montessori Teacher, managing the Montessori Preschool Classroom
 Documenting student progress through Sacramento Montessori School's use of the Preschool2Me record keeping and parent communication system
 Maintain Montessori culture within the classroom

Salary: Negotiable. Typical range $12 to $16/hour
Email: foundcen@aol.com


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Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (4/4)

Position Title: Teacher - Kindergarten (Montessori)
Date Modified: March 2018
FLSA Classification: Exempt, 100%FTE, 10-month schedule of duties
Reports To: Director of Early Childhood Education
Position Purpose: The classroom teacher is responsible for all aspects of creating a dynamic Montessori learning environment for students in a kindergarten classroom in conjunction with a co-teacher. This position begins in August 2018

Essential Functions
● Create a child-centered, responsive prepared environment filled with experiential learning materials using Montessori
materials and other hands-on materials that are in line with Montessori philosophy.
● Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
● Encourage active, concrete, hands-on learning whenever possible.
● Focus on increasing each students' quantity and quality of self-directed activity.
● Collaborate with kindergarten team to create lesson plans.
● Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their child's progress, and to determine their priorities for their child and the
child's resource needs.

Daily Responsibilities
● Pre-class preparation, including consultation with co-teacher
● Outline projected routine of the day including any special activities
● Administer math and literacy assessments and utilize results as focus for instruction
● Communicate and plan with co teacher to design and evaluate learning engagements in the classroom
● Track attendance, student in/outs, other information for office
● Receive and welcome students
● Consult with other teachers for curriculum ideas, sharing materials, and scheduling common activities
● Lunch and Playground duties as assigned

Qualifications
● BA degree required, Masters degree preferred
● A minimum of three years as a lead teacher; Montessori experience strongly preferred
● Understanding of Teachers College Reading and Writing Project preferred.
● Demonstrated ability to engage children in meaningful tasks and be a supportive co teacher.
● A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based on it.
● Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English. Excellent verbal and written skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.
● Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
● Commitment to equity and inclusion
● Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
● Works in a stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
● Be able to regularly and safely lift up to 45 lbs.
● Be able to crawl, bend, stoop, reach and sit on the floor.
● Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment and in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold typical to the mid-Peninsula region of the Bay Area.

Employment: This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply: To apply online send a resume and cover letter to hr@shschools.org and indicate Kindergarten Teacher 2018-19 in the subject line of the e-mail. We apologize that we are not able to respond to email or phone requests for additional information.

You may also mail your resume and cover letter to:
Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: Kindergarten Teacher 2018-19
Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.


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March 2018



East Bay Montessori Training (EBMT)

"Preparing Next Generation of Montessori Educators"
East Bay Montessori Training (EBMT) is an AMS Applicant Affiliated Montessori Teacher Education Program that currently offers a year-round Montessori Early Childhood (3 to 6 years old) Teacher Credential Course.

EBMT has an immediate opening for various positions for Montessori Educators and/or Early Childhood Educators.


Applicants are required to have at a minimum, the following qualifications:
o A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or its equivalent
o Teaching experience with adults
o Ability to prepare a course syllabus and teaching plans
o Good verbal and written communication skills
o Ability to prepare and create materials for the course
o Documented evidence or proof of expertise and experience
o Some of the positions require a Montessori Early Childhood Credential and/or three or more years of teaching experience with children in a Montessori classroom following receipt of the credential at the EC level of instruction

Benefits: EBMT offers a competitive salary commensurate with the credentials and experience of applicants.

Contact Information: Phone: (510)- 474-3049
Email: info@eastbaymt.com
Website: www.eastbaymt.com
Address: 4511 Peralta Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536


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Montessori Family School, Berkeley and El Cerrito (3/29)

Part-Time or Full-Time Middle School Teacher Opening for 2018-19

Montessori Family School is a private, independent school serving 130 students ages 3 to 14 on two campuses in Berkeley and El Cerrito, CA. Founded 1981 to provide an authentic Montessori education for East Bay families, MFS seeks to nurture each child's individual learning style while maintaining standards of academic excellence. A full member of the American Montessori Society, MFS adheres to its mission: Preparation for Life, Education for Peace, and a Community for Children.


We are an early adolescent Montessori program, serving young people ages 11 - 14 (grades 7 and 8), using the Montessori pedagogy as our framework for promoting autonomy and independence for the learners. Along the way, you understand the unique growth possibilities of the early adolescent and that the learning is theirs and your task is to guide.

Qualifications
We seek a positive role model who demonstrates a strong work ethic as well as a collaborative approach.Montessori training is not required, but a passion for Montessori philosophy and methods and a strong desire to learn about the Montessori approach to education are essential.
Other professional qualities include:
1. Bachelor's degree.
2. Experience working with early adolescents. Montessori secondary training and/or experience are required; both preferred. Attending Montessori credentialing training for full-time position, as needed.
3. Though we are a low-tech learning environment, you will need solid computer skills
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills
5. An ability to follow procedure, in other words, highly adept at crossing the T's and dotting the I's, and with gentle reminders, supporting others to do so, while juggling multiple priorities with calm.
6. The skills of both self-reflection and collaboration.

Desirable personal qualities include:
1. A deep appreciation for the adolescent experience and a keen sense of humor.
2. Understanding that a teacher's workday extends beyond the children leaving the classroom.
3. A strong background in math and science.
4. Appreciation for Montessori education and willingness to promote the philosophy with the belief that by working in a small school you can change the world.
5. Outlook that sees "other duties as assigned" as the best part of any job description.
6. Taking great satisfaction in making things work even when no one sees what you do.

Compensation: Montessori Family School offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
To Apply: You must be authorized to work in the United States. If you have interest and motivation for working at an established, dynamic Montessori school, send resume and cover letter combined into one PDF document to Alissa Stolz, Head of School, at jobs@montessorifamily.com. If you are invited for an interview, you will be
asked to bring something you create that will demonstrate your understanding of the Montessori philosophy. Your availability for full-time work must start in early to mid-August. If necessary, training would begin during the summer of 2018.
Montessori Family School is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Wildflower Schools, Pittsburg (3/29)


Are you a Montessori leader with an entrepreneurial drive? Ready to start your own school and make a difference in the world?
We are currently looking for teacher leaders who are ready to become leaders of their own schools! And who want to honor their craft of teaching by opening and leading a school in beautiful Pittsburg California! This is your way to the Bay Area - Pittsburg is an up a coming town nestled in Northern California. 40 mi. from San Francisco.


Who are we?
Wildflower Schools is a national network of micro-schools that aim to serve racially and socioeconomically diverse communities with exceptional Montessori education.


We are working to create beautiful, child-centered learning environments that support children, teachers, and families from diverse backgrounds as they follow life's unfolding journey. The model combines time-tested, research-supported Montessori methods in one-room, neighborhood-nested shop fronts with promising new ideas in parent engagement, intentional student diversity, teacher-leader empowerment, and data-driven instruction. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, nurturing learning environments for their children.


Have you been working with children for awhile?  Helping young children to become independent beings who know how to work collaboratively and take ownership of their environment? Have you been modeling for them all the important life lessons through growth and connectedness? Why not model these same elements in your life? Why not show the world and your community how you can honor your own vision and craft of teaching by creating your own school? 
We here to offer teachers with the tools, support and network that teachers with an entrepreneurial spirit need to make their dreams a reality.  Come join us create, innovate and thrive!


Application Process:
Please send any please express your interest by contacting Koren Clark at Koren.clark@wildflowerschools.org. And please express your interest on our website under connect with us at https://wildflowerschools.org/
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Oak Run Elementary, Oak Run (3/29)

Seeking Upper Elementary & Adolescent Guides
Oak Run Elementary, a public Montessori school, is seeking dynamic, innovative, resourceful, and passionate Montessorians to join our team! We have openings for lead teachers at the Upper Elementary & Adolescent levels for the 2018-19 school year.


What a unique and exciting opportunity to further Montessori in the public sector and collaboratively create a holistic, joyful learning environment in which children and adults alike grow and flourish! You will be working alongside a cohesive team of AMI trained Montessori teachers as well as a highly supportive and engaged principal/superintendent, school board, parents, and community members. You will have a fully equipped classroom, with the full array of Montessori materials.
Oak Run is an extremely tight-knit, family-oriented community that has a 'one-room school house' feel. Oak Run has a flourishing organic gardening and farm-to-fork program, including chickens and a large greenhouse that all students are involved in, which help feed our students and staff organic breakfast and lunch everyday!


In addition to fully adopting and implementing an authentic Montessori program, Oak Run will also be starting a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program that is embedded in an outdoor-environmental education context. Last year we started a paleo-technics (a.k.a. ancestral or wilderness survival skills) program. Oak Run also has a well-funded Music, Visual & Performing Arts, as well as Spanish programs.


Oak Run is nestled in the foothills of Shasta County, 25 miles east of Redding, near Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Lake, and the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This area offers a multitude of outdoor recreation endeavors from world-class fishing, mountain-biking, snow skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping, boating, water sports, birding, and rock climbing.


Applicants must hold an AMS or AMI Montessori credential for the level for which they are applying, in addition to a CA Multiple Subjects state credential (or be willing to start a state credential program upon hiring). Only applicants with an AMS or AMI Montessori credential will be considered.


Oak Run offers a competitive salary commensurate with the credentials & experience of candidates, as well as health & retirement benefits. We also strongly support professional development opportunities.


Please contact Cristan Norman at (530) 941-5109 or cnorman@oakrunschool.org with any questions. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, references, copies of both Montessori & CA Multiple Subjects Credentials, & 2 current letters of recommendation to cnorman@oakrunschool.org or:
Oak Run Elementary, a Public Montessori School
27625 Oak Run to Fern Road
Oak Run, CA 96069


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The Child Unique Montessori School & Montessori Elementary School of Alameda, Alameda (3/21)

The Child Unique Montessori School & Montessori Elementary School of Alameda is offering the following positions:


1 Toddler Lead Montessori Teacher,

1 Elementary Lead Montessori Teacher .

1 Permanent Substitute Teacher &

1 Montessori Cultural Room Teacher


This small, diverse, award-winning school has 3 locations within the beautiful community of Alameda, California (only 20 minutes from San Francisco). We offer a competitive salary package, health insurance, childcare discount and vacation pay. Candidates should be warm, motivated, flexible and organized and committed to the standards of excellence according to the traditional Montessori principles and philosophy. Please speak and write English fluently, possess good classroom management and planning skills and have a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Classroom experience, at least 12 ECE units & Montessori Credential required (BA preferred. Spanish speaking a +). Must be authorized to work in the US. 


Please submit resume and cover letter to agreatschool@gmail.com.

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Glen Park Montessori, San Francisco (3/21)


Afternoon Program Leader
We are looking for a creative, qualified, passionate preschool teacher to lead our afternoon program with 18 children! The hours are from 1 to 6 pm Monday through Friday. We pay very fairly depending on experience and education which can range from $23-28 per hour. There is always room for growth within our school if you are the right candidate.


Glen Park Montessori (GPM) is a premier preschool offering the Montessori curriculum of early math and language arts concepts, sensorial development, practical life skills, botany, anthropology, geography, and peace studies. We have an evolving, extended curriculum that allows for creativity and dynamic learning that compliments the traditional Montessori classroom works.


We are proud of our lively, dedicated staff members and are looking for a teacher to join our team that is equally committed to being an educator, someone who values creativity, and someone who will dedicate the energy and time necessary to maintain an engaging environment for our children in the afternoon portion of our day. You will be working alongside other afternoon teachers throughout the day. The current afternoon program consists of art projects, free choice, outside time, and story time. We welcome and encourage other afternoon activities such as dancing, music, cooking, or anything else you are passionate about! Cleaning and classroom maintenance is also a necessary role in the Afternoon program position. It is also important to maintain friendly and professional relationships between staff members and the wonderful community of parents at GPM.


Please only apply for this position if you have completed the core 12 ECE units necessary to work with children: Child Development, Early Childhood Education Principles, Early Childhood Education Curriculum, and Child, Family, and Community.


Please send a resume and cover letter to gpmontessori@gmail.com if you are interested in this position and can commit to one year. More benefits are offered to employees after one year.
We look forward to meeting you!


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Odyssey Preschool, Foster City and Palo Alto (3/14)


Preschool and Toddler Teachers
We are looking for teachers for our Foster City and Palo Alto sites, to start either this spring or summer:
*One position is for English preschool class in Palo Alto
*One position is for a toddler class in Foster City


Desired candidates should be capable of being both collaborators and leaders within a team of teachers. These are full-time positions.


Requirements:
*Montessori Primary Level Teaching Credential (for the preschool positions)
*Montessori Toddler Level Teaching Credential (for the toddler position)
*Ability to speak with parents individually and in groups articulately and confidently, especially about the Montessori philosophy, child development, and related topics
*Excellent writing skills (in English for the English classes, Mandarin for the Mandarin classes)
*Commitment to the work, including good punctuality, attendance, a sense of responsibility and professional pride
*Ability to respectfully communicate, listen, cooperate, and come together with other teachers
*Love and genuine enjoyment of the company of children
*Energy and the ability to lift at least 30 lb.s
*Required immunizations and T.B. clearance
*Able to work in the United States
*Ability to pass a background check
*Three references


Desired Qualifications:
*BA, BS or MA degree
We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package, including 4 weeks paid vacation, holidays, health, vision and dental insurance, and a 401K.


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Anne Diamond, Foster City director, or Mandy Scott, Palo Alto director at admin@odysseypreschool.com


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Urban Montessori, Oakland (3/14) - MULTIPLE POSITIONS


Lead Montessori Teachers
COMPENSATION:Competitive salary and benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time
POSITION:Lead Montessori Teacher (Primary, Lower Elem, Upper Elem, Middle School)
REPORTS TO:Head of School
LOCATION:Oakland, CA
WEBSITE: www.urbanmontessori.org


Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) seeks experienced, hard-working, and high-achieving Lead Teachers for our Oakland-based Montessori public charter school. We are currently operating as a TK-7 school and growing into a TK-8 school next year.


Lead Teachers are responsible for leading the implementation of the instructional program and work in collaboration with their Support Teachers, Director of Instruction, the Head of School, and the UMCS community to create a child-centered, powerful educational experience for Urban Montessori's children.

QUALIFICATIONS


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university
  • Montessori certification and training (with appropriate documentation)
  • California Multiple Subject credential or eligible for an intern California Multiple Subject Credential
  • And at least 5 years of successful teaching in age group assigned in a Montessori classroom in an urban setting


Expectations

  • Strong alignment with UMCS mission
  • Problem-solver a must
  • Growth mindset a must
  • Professional, prompt, punctuality a must
  • Strong understanding of Montessori methods and able to effectively integrate other best practices with the Montessori method
  • Strong understanding of how to use multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction and individualized student supports
  • Able to build immediate and caring rapport with children of all ages; strong understanding of child development and adolescent development
  • Passion for teaching and working with students from urban communities, with specific knowledge and understanding of the needs of students from different experiences, languages and backgrounds
  • Able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment, including the ability to problem-solve and manage ambiguity and adversity
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
  • Computer literate and able to acquire new technology skills
  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team


Specific responsibilities

  • Establishes an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning
  • Takes leadership in guiding a support teacher; ensures all adults are maximized in the classroom
  • Establishes a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, have pride in themselves and in their community, care about themselves and their community, and where children value and love learning
  • Develops and implements individualized learning plans, small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with UMCS instructional guidelines
  • Assesses students regularly in accordance with UMCS guidelines, examines student assessment data, and refines learning plans to differentiate instruction for each student
  • Collaborate with UMCS team members to improve own and others' instructional practices; shares best practices
  • Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students' education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Urban Montessori's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


APPLICATION PROCESS

All interested applicants should submit a:

Cover letter of no more than one page that specifically addresses candidate's qualifications and qualities as described above
Resume


Please email the above to employment@urbanmontessori.org or mail to Urban Montessori Charter School at 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619.


For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Taima Beyah at the above email address. Applicants will be contacted immediately upon receipt application regarding the final review and interview processes. Thank you for your interest in this position.



Support Teacher:
COMPENSATION:Competitive salary and benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time
POSITION: Support Teacher (Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School)
REPORTS TO:Head of School
LOCATION:Oakland, CA
WEBSITE: www.urbanmontessori.org


Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) is seeking experienced, hard working, and high achieving Support Teachers for our Oakland Montessori charter school. We are growing into a TK-8 school in 2018-2019. The Support Teacher will work with the Lead Montessori Teacher to create a child-centered, powerful educational experience for Urban Montessori's children.
Email your cover letter and resume care of human resources to employment@urbanmontessori.org.

Expectations:

  • Strong alignment with UMCS mission
  • Professional, prompt, punctuality a must
  • Uses behavior management strategies with students that teach long - term life skills
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining a harmonious and safe classroom environment
  • Generates a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self - motivated and self - directed, have pride in and care for themselves and their community, and value as well as love learning
  • Participates in weekly all school and department faculty and staff meetings
  • Collaborates with UMCS team members to improve own and others' instructional practices; shares best practices
  • Works as a team member in cluster, department, and whole - school settings to create a strong professional learning community
  • Meets weekly with the lead teacher to set goals and plan
  • Partners effectively with the lead teacher to ensure children are growing and achieving at high levels through lesson planning, work tracking, progress monitoring and observation of students
  • Shows excellent organization, time management, and follow - up skills
  • Problem solver a must
  • Growth mindset a must


Instruction:

  • Develops and implements small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with UMCS instructional guidelines as directed by the Lead Teacher
  • Participates in assessing students regularly in accordance with UMCS guidelines, examines student assessment data, and implements lesson plans to differentiate instruction for each student
  • Builds strong relationships with young people and their families
  • Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; involves parents / guardians in students' education


Education and/or Experience:

  • Three years of successful experience working with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Degree in or credits towards a college degree in the educational field


APPLICATION PROCESS

All interested applicants should submit a:
Cover letter of no more than one page that specifically addresses candidate's qualifications and qualities as described above
Resume


Please email the above to employment@urbanmontessori.org or mail to Urban Montessori Charter School at 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619.


For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Taima Beyah at the above email address. Applicants will be contacted immediately upon receipt application regarding the final review and interview processes. Thank you for your interest in this position.


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Urban Montessori, Oakland (3/14)

Join the Urban Montessori team! Head of School
Position: Head of School
Reports To:Board of Directors
Location:Oakland, CA
Hours: Full Time
Website: www.urbanmontessori.org


Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, CA, is seeking a new Head of School with a vision for success. Started in 2012, UMCS is a public Montessori charter school that serves a diverse student population reflective of the city. UMCS enrolled 450 TK-7th students in 2017-2018 and is growing through 8th grade in 2018-2019. Our new HoS will have demonstrated passion and experience for teaching and working with students and a school community that explicitly works to be inclusive. The HoS will direct a strong team of educators and professionals in partnership with engaged families to serve all students. Ideally, we seek a passionate Montessorian and lifelong learner with high professional standards, commitment to social justice, and a healthy sense of humor. This position reports to the UMCS Board of Directors. Refer below and to urbanmontessori.org for more details.


APPLICATION PROCESS
All interested candidates should submit the following three artifacts that together make up a complete application:

A one page cover letter that specifically addresses your qualifications and qualities as described below
Curriculum vita/resume


Responses to the following prompts and questions:
Describe your leadership and coaching style in terms of working with staff, teachers, and volunteer parents.
Describe an instance in your life when, as a leader, you have built trust with someone or a group that did not trust you. Describe an instance in your life as a leader when you lost someone's, or a group's, trust and what you learned from that experience.
Describe the tensions, dynamics, and/or opportunities that might arise in a public Montessori, Arts Integration, Design Thinking school. As HoS, how might you tackle obstacles, difficulties, opportunities, and lead the school forward?
Which areas below do you consider your weakest and how might you address those growth areas?
List any questions you might have for the Search Committee about this role or UMCS.Please email the above to employment@urbanmontessori.org with "Head of School" as part of the subject.Please contact Greg Klein, Board Chair, at greg@urbanmontessori.org, with questions about this job description, or about applying.
Applicants will be contacted immediately upon receipt of their application regarding the final review and interview processes. For candidates moving further along in the process, we will request the contact information for three references. Thank you for your interest in this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Head of School will be responsible for setting the strategy and priorities for moving the school closer to achieving the vision and mission. Specifically, the Head of School will be responsible for leading in the following areas and helping UMCS achieve the following outcomes:


School Culture and Climate
Understand, promote, and support the mission, vision, and guiding principles of Urban Montessori.
Model a growth mindset to strengthen an inclusive, collaborative and trusting environment for staff in which people can grow and improve.
Champion a school environment that seeks to bring about social justice and educational equity through its philosophy, teaching and learning, and school community interactions.
Demonstrate excitement about learning and about engaging children in learning.
Create and promote a school environment that values getting to know each student individually and holding high expectations for each.

Student Growth and Success

In collaboration with the administrative team and teacher leaders, provide educational leadership to staff, setting clear expectations for student success, adapting best practices to Urban Montessori's needs, and modeling effective teaching.
Establish expectations around culturally reflective and competent pedagogy and practices.
With the Board, set clear goals for student growth and outcomes aligned to the California Dashboard. Develop and articulate strategies, work plans, and tools to achieve those goals, and monitor progress.
In partnership with the Board of Directors, create and implement the school's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Staff Hiring and Engagement

Build and maintain a staff culture that understands, supports and promotes Urban Montessori's mission, vision, and guiding principles.
Leverage the strengths of each individual and recognize the unique perspectives that each brings to the school.
Support the Director of Instruction to maintain a comprehensive and thoughtful coaching and evaluation process, and other professional development, to understand the strengths and needs of staff members and continually work to help all staff reach goals and improve their performance.
Oversee recruiting, screening and hiring processes that attracts a diverse candidate pool and utilizes anti-bias mechanisms.

Community Engagement

Ensure existence of effective and frequent communications systems across all stakeholders.
Seek input from all stakeholders on school program and performance through formal and informal structures in order to make positive changes over time while maintaining program continuity and comprehensiveness.
Be available to parents on a regular basis. Keep parents informed of and involved in policy changes at the school. Inspire parent support and cooperation and enlist their efforts to sustain strong school structures.

Finance and Operational Management

Develop and manage the Board-approved budget in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Oversee all operational and financial aspects of the school, including outreach, marketing and admissions, and establish and maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures.


QUALIFICATIONS
A strong candidate will bring the following experiences and skills:

Montessori and Teaching

Extensive experience with and deep understanding of Montessori methods and philosophy, with a strong understanding of child and adolescent development.
Ability to build immediate and loving rapport with children of all ages.
Minimum 5 years successful Montessori classroom teaching experience and a Montessori administrative credential.
Knowledge of and experience with Special Education laws and processes, experience designing inclusive learning environments, and has a track record of enrolling and retaining students with disabilities.
Understanding of State Content Standards and how to map curriculum to those standards.

Leadership and Team Building

Demonstrated success in creating and delivering team-building strategies.
Previous experience in a senior leadership role for at least two years per position held, leading direct and indirect reports on teams of at least 15 people.
Track record of developing team, increasing responsibility through mentorship and effective coaching.

Community Engagement

Ability to communicate across differences (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious beliefs, etc.)
Ability to model, coach and develop staff on principles and practices of cultural competence and social justice in teaching and school culture.
Ability to learn and engage in the larger education dynamics in the city of Oakland and understand local, state and national policy and legal shifts that may impact the school.

Operational and Financial Management

Experience creating and managing a $5M budget to achieve stated priorities and outcomes.
Experience fundraising.
Experience managing a growing organization, specifically related to building and inspiring a strong professional culture, strategically aligning and securing resources, creating and implementing accountability systems, managing transitions.

Professional

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills as demonstrated by either a portfolio of implemented strategies or other concrete artifacts that illustrate the presence of these skills.
Demonstrated experience using data and data inquiry processes to effectively inform instruction and decision-making.
Computer literacy and comfort with acquiring new technology skills.
Ability to problem-solve and manage changes and shifts that may arise unexpectedly and effectively communicate those changes to community members, as needed.
Doctoral degree (EdD) or Master's degree (MA or MS) preferably in Education or CA admin credential.

Other skills and experiences that would be interesting for a candidate to have:

Experience working in both traditional and innovative school environments.
Experience and/or training in arts integration, and/or design thinking and ability to align multiple approaches and best practices into a cohesive and powerful instructional program.
Experience building a continuum of instruction, and coaching teachers along that continuum, effectively engaging teachers as professionals in their own development.
Working knowledge of Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Tagalog. 


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Garden Gate Montessori, Walnut Creek (3/10)
MONTESSORI ASSISTANT POSITION

OUR SETTING: In the 2018-2019 school year, Garden Gate Montessori School will have a 5 morning, Teacher Assistant position in our authentic, beautiful, peaceful, and homey Montessori school in a lush garden setting. We serve twenty students, with one lead teacher/guide and two assistants, and work as a closely collaborative team. We invite you to preview our special little school at www.gardengatemontessori.com.

QUALIFICATIONS AND FURTHER TRAINING
PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION: We seek a mature and child-experienced person with a desire for a long term relationship in a part time position, and residing within a twenty minute commute from our school. The successful Assistant candidate will possess or be enthusiastic about acquiring an understanding of and commitment to genuine Montessori philosophy and practice. See also "responsibilities" below. These embody our most important criteria.
EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINING AND BACKGROUND: This position requires at least 6 units of ECE and ongoing completion of the full 12 units required by state licensing for a "fully qualified" teacher who is legally able to be alone with children. It also requires completion within six months of a pediatric CPR course certified by EMSA or American Red Cross.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Candidates must have legal eligibility to work in the United States. We are sorry, but we are not equipped to provide sponsorships to our staff members.

MONTESSORI EXPERIENCE: Some Montessori classroom experience is preferred.

MONTESSORI TRAINING: Montessori teacher certification, Montessori internship status, or Montessori assistant certification is required. (see below)
MONTESSORI ASSISTANT TRAINING: For the as-yet untrained Montessori professional with otherwise strong qualifications, Garden Gate will require completion of a Montessori assistant training program prior to employment. This is a short term summer program for assistants.

ABILITY TO SIGN A 2 YEAR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT: We are interested in the consistency of our team. Garden Gate Montessori may require a two year commitment from a successful candidate.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of the Assistant position are classroom overview, student observation and record keeping, classroom preparation, communication with other staff, and short practical life lessons for individual children. This individual needs to be able to understand the specific role played by the Assistant and its importance to
the effective functioning of the Montessori community. The Assistant needs to be open to learning the many aspects inherent in effective classroom overview and helping students become independent learners. The Assistant also needs embrace learning the details of preparing the beautiful and orderly Montessori "Prepared Environment." The Assistant must be able to maintain a positive, open relationship with the
Director / Guide and our other classroom Assistant.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
* Please do not contact the school by phone initially.
* Please send an email with a resume and a cover letter that explains why you would be perfect for
this position and your professional goals to the following contact.
* Email: Mimi@gardengatemontessori.com
Mimi Glass / Director, Lead Teacher Garden Gate Montessori School


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A Child Unique, Alameda (3/10)


1 Toddler & 1 Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher (FT) Needed:
This small, diverse, award-winning school that has 3 locations within the beautiful community of Alameda, California (only 20 minutes from San Francisco). We offer a competitive salary package, health insurance, childcare discount and vacation pay.


Candidates should be warm, motivated, flexible and organized and committed to the standards of excellence according to the traditional Montessori principles and philosophy.  Please speak and write English fluently, possess good classroom management and planning skills and have a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Classroom experience, at least 12 ECE units & Montessori Credential required (BA preferred. Spanish speaking a +). Must be authorized to work in the US.


Please submit resume and cover letter to agreatschool@gmail.com.


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Villa Montessori School, Cupertino (3/10)


Position Type: Full-Time (academic year)
Start Date:01/01/2018


Job Description
Villa Montessori School is seeking qualified Primary Montessori Teacher candidates to join our faculty for full-time and part-time positions. Villa Montessori school follows core Montessori philosophy and employs only teachers who are Montessori Certified or in the process of completing Montessori Training. Interested Primary Teacher candidates with ECE units only must be committed to get Montessori Training. We seek Montessori trained/certified teachers for the open positions. Applicants must have at least 12 ECE units completed before applying. 


Please email or fax your resume to: Email: director@villamontessori.net Fax: (408) 257-7010


Requirements & Qualifications
Education:
Montessori Primary Teacher Certificate
Early Childhood Education Certificate


Employer Details
Villa Montessori is a non-profit, non-sectarian program that encourages independent, self-
directed achievement. In turn this develops self-confidence and positive self-image for the
child. Our school was established in 1964 and is affiliated with the North American Montessori
Teachers Association and is a Full Member School with the American Montessori Society. Our Montessori credentialed teachers, together with parents of our students, form a closely bonded community. Our Montessori program focuses on strong fundamental academic preparation in language arts, science, mathematics, music and coordination. Villa provides a comprehensive education based on Montessori principles and methods. At Villa the staff works diligently to provide an ideal learning environment based on Montessori principles that will guide and nurture the full development of our students. Villa offers a rich and varied program for children ages 2 years, 9 months old until entry into the first grade.


Compensation and Benefits: Competitive


Application Instructions Turn in Complete Resume, Educational qualification and Work experiences, Transcripts, and TB clearance. Include a cover letter to explain why you will be a best candidate for Villa Montessori School Teaching Position.
Type: Non-profit (private, non-sectarian)
Contact: Geetha Sunder Position
Type: Full-Time (academic year)
Phone: 408-257- 3374 1 669-800- 1669
E-mail: director@villamontessori.net


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Hamilton Montessori School,  Novato (3/7)

Hamilton Montessori School has opened its doors in February of 2018. The school is situated in the historic community of Hamilton in the city of Novato, on two acres of a beautiful natural environment, which includes palm trees, deer and a meditation garden. We seek to establish a diverse community, with an authentic Montessori curriculum centered around the arts and the natural sciences. We have begun with a small class, and plan to have a toddler and primary class by summer or fall. We are seeking a lead teacher and two assistant teachers.

Core qualities: The daily maintenance of a respectful and cooperative atmosphere. A strong
understanding and implementation of the Montessori methodology, commitment to
developmentally appropriate practices, and an understanding of the importance of inclusion and partnership with families.

Essential work ethic: Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to accommodate a rolling enrollment and part-week enrollment throughout the year. Appreciation and ability to work with a variety of cultures, languages and family structures. Ability to build strong, professional relationships with students and families.
Minimum requirements for the Lead Teacher: MACTE Accredited Certification (AMS/AMI or
other), Bachelor's degree, 12 ECE units in the three required areas. Ability to pass a fingerprint, TB and medical clearance; authorization to work in the United States. Three Administrative units a plus.

Benefits for Lead Teacher: 2 weeks paid vacation, school holidays, and PTO. We offer 50%
paid health insurance and a competitive salary.
Minimum requirements for the Assistant Teacher: 12 ECE units in the three required areas.
Ability to pass a fingerprint, TB and medical clearance; authorization to work in the United
States.

Additional requirements: Must be willing to complete mandated reporter training, 15 hours of first aid, CPR and infectious disease/nutrition training as required by licensing.
Hours:  One position is part-time; One position is full-time, year-round.
Benefits for Assistant Teacher: PTO; other benefits for FTE/ Competitive Salary


Please submit a resume, and cover letter in which you describe how you envision a parent's role in a Montessori environment, and what gift you bring to the classroom. Send resume to cacker56@yahoo.com

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Montessori Family School, Berkeley and El Cerrito (3/7)

Opening for 2018-19
Lower Elementary Teacher

Montessori Family School is a private, independent school serving approximately 130 students ages 3 to 14 on two campuses in Berkeley and El Cerrito, California. Founded in 1981 to provide an authentic Montessori education for East Bay families, MFS seeks to nurture each child's individual learning style while maintaining standards of academic excellence. A full member of the American Montessori Society, MFS has adhered strongly to its mission for more than 35 years: Preparation for Life, Education for Peace, and a Community for Children. Our mixed-age LE classroom serves approximately 30 students, ages 6-9, in rooms overlooking the play yard, from our hilltop school with a stunning view of the Bay. 

You will collaborate with another trained teacher and be responsible for presenting lessons, developing and maintaining an engaging curriculum, preparing the environment, providing lunch and recess coverage, and performing various administrative support tasks such as writing reports, checking work, making copies, and communicating with the others about the students and the program.

We seek a positive role model with a strong work ethic who actively embraces life-long learning as well as a collaborative approach to education balanced with a strong sense of autonomy. Our dynamic LE classroom belongs to a vibrant school full of inquisitive minds. Among your future colleagues, a keen sense of humor helps.

Other professional qualities include:
1. Bachelor's degree with strong written and verbal communication skills
2. Montessori elementary training, culminating in a Montessori credential
3. Though we are a low-tech learning environment, you will need solid computer skills
4. Experience working with lower elementary-aged children
5. An ability to follow procedure, in other words, highly adept at crossing the T's and dotting the I's, and with gentle reminders, supporting others to do so, while at the same time juggling multiple priorities with calm.
6. The skills of both self-reflection and collaboration.

Desirable personal qualities include:
1. A love of children and a deep respect for their capabilities.
2. Understanding that a teacher's workday extends beyond the children leaving the classroom.
3. Appreciation for Montessori education and willingness to promote the philosophy with the belief that by working in a small school you can change the world.
4. Outlook that sees "other duties as assigned" as the best part of any job description.
5. Taking great satisfaction in making things work even when no one sees what you do.

Compensation: Montessori Family School offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

To Apply: If you have interest and motivation for working at an established, dynamic Montessori school, send resume and cover letter combined into one PDF document to Alissa Stolz, at jobs@montessorifamily.com. If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to present a lesson to others. Your availability for full-time work must start in mid-August.

Montessori Family School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Starlight Montessori School, Alamo (3/7)

Starlight Montessori School in Alamo is looking for a Lead summer school teacher to work alongside an assistant teacher in the 3-6 program from July 9th through August 24th. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. There is a possibility that the hours will only be until 1:00 depending on enrollment. Pay will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.


Please call Parisa at (925) 323-1265 for more info or send your cover letter and resume to: info@starlightschool.com


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Wildflower Schools, California (3/1)


Are you a Montessori leader with an entrepreneurial drive? Ready to start your own school and make a difference in the world?
We are currently looking for teacher leaders who want to honor their craft of teaching by opening schools in Northern California; in the cities of Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Oakland & San Jose


Who are we?
Wildflower Schools are a network of micro-schools that aim to serve racially and socioeconomically diverse communities with exceptional Montessori education.


We are working to create beautiful, child-centered learning environments that support children, teachers, and families from diverse backgrounds as they follow life's unfolding journey. The model combines time-tested, research-supported Montessori methods in one-room, neighborhood-nested shop fronts with promising new ideas in parent engagement, intentional student diversity, teacher empowerment, and data-driven instruction. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, nurturing learning environments for their children.


Have you been working with children for awhile?  Helping young children to become independent beings who know how to work collaboratively and take ownership of their environment? Have you been modeling for them all the important life lessons through growth and connectedness? Why not model these same elements in your life? Why not show the world and your community how you can honor your own vision and craft of teaching by creating your own school ?


I am here on the ground floor in the Bay Area "preparing the environment" so that teachers can come and express their own gift to the world! Rather than change the school system we are creating a new system of schools. Come join us create, innovate and thrive!


Application Process:
Please send any questions and a cover letter and CV/resume to Koren Clark at Koren.clark@wildflowerschools.org. For more information about our school, please visit our website at  https://wildflowerschools.org/.
We hope to hear from you!


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Mission Montessori, San Francisco (3/1) 


About Mission Montessori
Mission Montessori is the only private Montessori elementary school in San Francisco. Our focus is on creating a high quality Montessori elementary program that utilizes the wealth of resources and opportunities in this great city. We offer our teachers attentive administrative support, competitive wages and benefits including vacation, paid holidays, health insurance, and professional development, a beautiful working environment, and the opportunity to work with a passionate community of educators.


Primary Teacher - Spanish Immersion - Fall of 2018
Mission Montessori is currently seeking to hire an experienced, trained
Montessori Primary teacher who is fluent in Spanish and can co-teach in our lower elementary classroom that has kindergarten students. We are a new Montessori elementary school and currently have students in grades K-2. We're looking for a Montessori primary teacher who can take the lead on giving lessons to our kindergarten students, has a wealth of experience teaching primary students in our Spanish immersion classroom, and is excited about being part of a newer school.

Requirements:
A passion for working with children
A bachelor's degree
Fluent in Spanish
Montessori diploma for Primary age group
At least three years of classroom teaching experience
Strong organizational and written skillsTo apply: https://www.missionmontessori.org/primary-teacher
Elementary Classroom Assistant - Spanish Immersion

Mission Montessori is seeking a teaching assistant for our lead Montessori teacher in our Spanish Immersion lower elementary classroom for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Our classroom will be mixed ages with students from kindergarten through 3rd grade and a majority of them are fluent in Spanish. Prior Montessori experience is not needed, just a great attitude, a love of Spanish language and singing, and a desire to learn!
We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable, and organized individual with strong communication skills and a patient, warm, and nurturing spirit to join our team!


Requirements
Fluent in Spanish in both verbal and written communication
Comfortable speaking exclusively in Spanish to the children all day
A passion for working with children
A bachelor's degree
Ability to multi-task: you will often be helping to manage the classroom and doing something else, like creating materials, at the same time
Love singing and being fun and creative with childrenTo apply: https://www.missionmontessori.org/elementary-classroom-assistant


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Montessori House of Children, San Francisco (3/1)

Montessori Head 3-6 Teacher (Full/Part-Time)
 
Montessori School in heart of San Francisco seeks exceptional Lead Montessori 3-6 Teachers. Our year-round program consists of a diverse community of families and educators. We seek to establish and maintain a positive and prepared Montessori environment to support each child to reach their fullest potential.

Essential qualities: Commitment to developmentally appropriate practice for children 2.5 to 6 years in the Montessori tradition. The daily maintenance of a respectful and cooperative atmosphere. A strong understanding and implementation of the Montessori method with the ability to share knowledge with current and future families. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work with children enrolling throughout the year. Confidence working with a variety of cultures, languages and family structures. Ability to develop classroom setting that is organized and engaging. Comfortable with all written communication and documentation. Embraces parent involvement in classroom.

Minimum requirements: Lead Teacher: AMS/AMI Certification. 3+ years as Lead Teacher in a Montessori classroom. 12+ ECE credits. Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Positions are full-time, year-round with 4 weeks paid vacation, school holidays, and PTO. We offer health insurance, 401K, and a competitive salary


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Growing Light Montessori School of Lafayette, Lafayette (3/1) - TWO POSITIONS

Afternoon Preschool Teacher or Teacher Assistant
GLMS is seeking an afternoon preschool teacher or teacher assistant to join their expanding, friendly, and supportive staff working with 2-5 year olds.


The schedule is Monday - Friday from 1pm-6pm or 3pm - 6pm.  Optional morning substitute hours are also available.
 
Position available immediately.
 
Requirements:  must love and enjoy small children, a minimum of 6 ECE units, (or register & complete courses), fingerprint and health clearance, and a minimum of 2 years of experience.  We offer a competitive salary including vacation, holiday pay, and sick pay.
 
Please send your resume to rach@growinglight.net  
 
Montessori Teacher & Montessori Toddler Teacher
Growing Light Montessori School of Lafayette is seeking a Montessori Preschool Teacher and a Montessori Toddler Teacher to join their expanding, friendly and supportive staff.  
The schedule is Monday - Friday from 8am - 1pm or 8am-3pm, plus staff events. 
 
Requirements:  must love and enjoy small children, have Preschool Montessori Training Certificate along with 12 ECE units, fingerprint and health clearance, and a minimum of 2 years of experience.
 
Competitive salary, including vacation and holiday pay, plus personal time off.
 
Please send your resume to rachd@growinglight.net


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February 2018



Santa Cruz Montessori School, Santa Cruz (2/22)

Santa Cruz Montessori School has a temporary, one-year opening for the 2018/2019 school year.  We are looking for a Primary assistant teacher for the Redwood class.  Founded in 1964, SCM is a nonprofit school with 260 students, ages 18 months to 15 years.  We are located in Santa Cruz California nestled between redwood-forested mountains and the Monterey Bay.


This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and AMI or AMS Primary training.  You will be working with a wonderful team committed to creating a beautiful, nurturing environment for children. 


Please send resume to:  Kim Saxton, Head of School at kimsaxton@scms.org.  To learn more about the school visit our website at:  scms.org.


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Jubilee Montessori, San Francisco (2/22)

Our school is a small, private Montessori preschool. We are a two year program serving children 3 - 5. Most families live in the neighborhood which creates a very cohesive and personal school community. We are 3 blocks from the N Judah stop and other bus routes. It is an ideal location in the city.


Our morning program is from 8:30 to 1:30 with an afternoon program on M/W until 5:00 and T/TH until 4:00. We close at 1:30 on Fridays. We adhere closely to the Montessori curriculum, practices and procedures. 

Our program focuses on strong fundamental academic preparation in language arts, science, mathematics, art and music. In addition, an emphasis is placed on cultural studies and peace education. Our new teacher, alongside our existing staff, would also be responsible for preparing and organizing materials on the shelves within the classroom, and planning lessons, songs and activities based on school curriculum.

Teacher requirements include:
*Completion or in progress of AMI, AMS, MACTE or other Montessori credential
*Minimum 12 Early Childhood Education units as required by the State of   California
*Experience working with 3-5 year olds
*Live Scan fingerprints
*Current TB test along with all immunizations
*Authorized to work in the United States
*Maintain a clean and organized environment
*Experience working in a Montessori classroom is preferred

Please send all resumes and cover letters to 
Jubileemontessoriintl@gmail.com


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Grand Lake Montessori,  Oakland (2/14)


Lead Teacher for Montessori Elementary Classroom (age 6-12)
Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is an urban school in Oakland, California, serving
approximately 175 families. Our school has two toddler and six primary environments, and one 6-12 Elementary classroom. We have an inclusive, close-knit professional community that values the diversity and perspectives offered in the vibrant city of Oakland. Our Elementary classroom, currently in its second year, has a strong and supportive community of founding parents who are highly committed to Montessori elementary education, as well as a robust classroom culture amongst the students, making an inspiring learning environment for teachers. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a passion for Montessori education to lead our 6-12 Elementary classroom starting in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. Benefits include paid vacation, dental and health insurance, life insurance, tuition remission, as well as a retirement benefit.


Qualifications:
● A Bachelor's Degree
● Montessori Elementary (6-12) training and certification
● Previous educational experience preferably with elementary age children
● Highly motivated
● Professional, prompt and punctual
● Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
● Ability to work independently, as well as with others
● Ability to build and maintain a safe, harmonious and strong classroom environment and culture
● Ability to guide and work collaboratively with the existing support teacher and build a strong
teaching team
● Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members
● Strong interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to build strong, professional relationships with students and families
● A commitment to GLM's mission and vision


Please submit a resume and cover letter in which you let us know what attributes you think you could bring to a young program with a strong parent community. Send these to employment@grandlakemontessori.com


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Roots N Wings Montessori, Woodside (2/14) 


Roots N Wings Montessori is looking for a lead Montessori teacher and an assistant Montessori teacher. The start date is flexible, but tentatively in the summer. Although are staffing needs are not critical, we will be losing one teacher in the summer. There is another full time teacher that is moving to a part time schedule.  As a result, we can create a position for either an intern, teaching assistant, or Montessori Lead teacher.  The hours and salary will vary for each role depending on hours, experience and training.  Roots N Wings Montessori School has been the best Montessori School in Redwood City four years in a row.  We're proud of our school, our teachers and the sense of community that we have created.  When we lose teachers, it's most likely to the high cost of living in CA, rather than the teaching environment that we offer.  Some of those that have left, have left a permanent mark on the school in their own contributions.  This has included the creation of art shows and playground decorations and activities.  We are truly interested in seeing what the next individual can offer us.


Have you dreamed of leading your own primary classroom? Are you ready to take control and design you own materials and classroom? Ready to be responsible for your failures, and to fix them? Are you excited about the challenge of being in charge? Do you want to be part of a well functioning team and an award winning school?  You might be ready to become a lead Montessori teacher.  Have you experienced the Montessori environment and would like to learn more?  Becoming an assistant in the classroom might be perfect for you.  We value our teachers and the contributions that they can bring to the school.  Teachers have created an art program complete with an art show, introduced the children to a complete gardening curriculum and dramatically expanded our playground options with the creation of a mud kitchen.

The Montessori teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program that is in agreement with the Montessori philosophy and all legal guidelines. It includes the preparation and maintenance of the classroom. The assessment of the skill of the children and the planning of both developmentally appropriate and skill based appropriate lessons. These include modeling of appropriate social behavior, including Grace and Courtesy, conflict resolution, academic skills and the complete range of a Montessori curriculum. The Guide will also be required to communicate with parents, faculty and children in a respectful and positive manner.

Specific Skills:
General responsibilities of leading, planning and organizing a Montessori classroom.
Knowledge of child development theories, early education theories and practices beyond that of Maria Montessori and generally considered developmentally appropriate best practices.
General health and safety guidelines in early childhood practice.
The state of California relevant legislation to early childhood practice.
The ability to lift a 30 pound child in the event of an emergency.
Able to observe, see, hear and respond to children's needs, emergencies and conflicts that might occur in the classroom, playground, or bathroom.
The ability to reach a child 20-30 feet away within approximately 30 seconds without it being a danger to the faculty member's health.


Contact - Tracy Crawford at Director@RWMontessori.com with a resume and cover letter as to why you would be a benefit to our school


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Evolution International School, Egypt (2/14)


Employer: Evolution International School
Position Type: Full-Time (2 years)
Start Date: August 2018
E-mail: eisng@lvng.net


Job Description
Evolution International School (EIS) is looking for an experienced, motivated and energetic Montessori primary teacher. This is an opportunity to develop and lead your own Montessori classroom fully equipped with materials from leading manufacturers and a special budget to personalize your practical life and cultural areas. Located a few miles away from the Pyramids of Giza, EIS is one of Egypt's fastest growing Pre-K-12 schools.


Requirements & Qualifications
* Montessori Early Childhood Certification
* Bachelor degree
* At least 3 years of experience working in a Montessori Classroom
* Fluent English
* International experience is an asset


Employer Details
Evolution International School
The history, diversity and warmth of Egypt are all reflected in the budding culture of EIS.
The aim of EIS is to provide a world-class education to students using the best
international curricula available. Our mission is to develop internationally minded
students with a strong sense of their cultural heritage with high moral values and
diverse cultural awareness. We aim to develop all aspects of the student's character to
produce young individuals who can enter the wider world with confidence, compassion,
and skills fit for the 21st century.


EIS is committed to having the first fully accredited Montessori Early Years section. EIS
is working with Montessori Foundation of Egypt - MFE (affiliated to AMI) to establish its
full AMI Montessori Children's House program.


For more information about EIS, check out our website https://www.eisng.lvng.net


Compensation and Benefits
We offer competitive packages, paid holidays, yearly flight ticket and health insurance


Contact
Employer: Evolution International School
Contact: Nihal Elkhoraibi
Phone: +16505217404
E-mail: eisng@lvng.net
Position Type: Full-Time (2 years)
Job Type: Classroom Teacher
Start Date: August 2018


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Guidepost Montessori, Palo Alto (2/14)


Guidepost Montessori is now hiring a Montessori-trained Elementary Guide to join our team of founding teachers for fall 2018 at our new school in Palo Alto!


Are you a passionate, Montessori-trained teacher?  Do you want to be part of a team of people working to grow the Montessori movement?  Join our team and lead your very own Elementary classroom!  We are opening a brand new school in Palo Alto, and we are looking for Montessori trained teachers to join our founding team!


In this role, you'll create and lead a model classroom.  Through your efforts, parents will see what's possible for their child when authentic, high-quality Montessori is alive and well in the prepared environment.  You will be provided with a full set of high-quality materials from leading manufacturers, along with a classroom budget to make your classroom unique.     

We offer competitive salaries, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a generous tuition discount for up to two children at our school.


Want to learn more about us?
At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost.  Even our founder and CEO is AMI trained, and started his career in the classroom!  We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement.  From the top-down, we believe in what we do - and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!  


To apply, please visit our careers page: https://guidepostmontessori.com/palo-alto/careers


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Odyssey Preschool, Foster City (2/8)


Preschool Teacher
We are looking for a teacher who can be both a collaborator and a leader within a team of teachers for a Montessori preschool class. This is a full-time position.


Requirements:
*Montessori Primary Level Teaching Credential
*Ability to speak with parents individually and in groups articulately and confidently, especially about the Montessori philosophy, child development, and related topics
*Excellent writing skills
*Commitment to the work, including good punctuality, attendance, a sense of responsibility and professional pride
*Ability to respectfully communicate, listen, cooperate, and come together with other teachers
*Love and genuine enjoyment of the company of children
*Energy and the ability to lift at least 30 lb.s
*Required immunizations and T.B. clearance
*Able to work in the United States
*Ability to pass a background check
*Three references


Desired Qualifications:
*BA, BS or MA degree
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including 4 weeks paid vacation, holidays, health, vision and dental insurance, and a 401K.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Anne Diamond at admin@odysseypreschool.com


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Eagle Peak Montessori School, Walnut Creek (2/8)

Well established, public Montessori charter school in Walnut Creek, CA has openings for Lower and Upper Elementary teachers. Eagle Peak Montessori is committed to creating an educational community that supports authentic Montessori practice in the public school setting. We seek educators who support that commitment. Candidates must be comfortable working with a co-teacher and truly see themselves as part of the team. Communication skills are an important part of the work at our school. Eagle Peak helps support teachers who hold a Montessori credential but are willing to obtain a state teaching credential. There is also a provision for professional development each year.

Responsibilities:
Co-teaching in a classroom of 36-40 students (depending on level)
Supporting the classroom and school team to the best of your abilities
Occasional evening parent education meetings (approximately 3 a year)
Upper Elementary teachers chaperone overnight camping trips in the spring

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree and CBEST taken prior to hiring                                                        
Montessori Credential (AMS/AMI) for 6-9, 9-12, or 12-18                                                
California or Out of State teaching credential of ability to attain this credential  
Authorized to work in the United States

Benefits:                                                                                                                            
Salary based on experience and credentials                                                                        
School Contributes to Health, Dental, Vision insurance                                              
Retirement through California Teacher Retirement System                                         
Supportive and welcoming work environment (Planning time offered during work hours, longer lunch period, small cohesive teaching community.)


Contact: Michelle Hammons - michelle@eaglepeak.org


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American International Montessori, Berkeley (2/8)


HIRING: Mandarin speaking Montessori Toddler Teacher/Asst Teacher


American International Montessori is a traditional Montessori school in Berkeley seeking a native Mandarin speaking teacher or assistant teacher to join our experienced and warm team of teachers to work in our language immersion Infant/Toddler program for 1-3 year olds. Full time and part time positions are available; all positions are Monday through Friday.


Qualified candidates:
- must have authorization to work in the US
- ECE units a plus, but we can sponsor the right candidates for Montessori teacher training
- work experience in a Montessori environment a plus
- must be a native Mandarin speaker and conversant in English
- must be a team player who loves young children and is comfortable speaking with parents

Our school has an incredible teacher and parent community, and we are seeking candidates with positive energy. We are willing to provide training and sponsor teaching credentials for the right person.


For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to office@AIMmontessori.com. No calls please.


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Casa di Mir Montessori School, Campbell 2/8)


Primary Assistant Teacher
Casa di Mir Montessori School, a Pre-K - 8th grade independent school in Campbell, is seeking part time Primary Assistant teacher to work with children age 3 to 6 years old.  The hours are 2pm to 6pm. We offer a supportive work environment with opportunity for future advancement.


Minimum Qualifications:
·         Completion of 12 ECE units, including Child Development, Family, Child & Community, and Curriculum for Early Childhood.
·         Minimum 1 year continuous experience in a licensed preschool setting.
·         Ability to relate to children and adults with maturity and respect.
·         Pro-active and self-motivated with strong, positive classroom management skills.
·         Excellent English language communication skills.
·         Current First Aid and CPR certification.
·         Authorized to work in the US.
·         Ability to pass pre-employment screening, including health screening, negative TB test and criminal background check.

This position is classified non-exempt and is paid on an hourly basis.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Our policy is to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees or applicants without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.  This extends to all terms, conditions, and benefits of employment.


Application:
Please email your resume and a letter of introduction to sbaghel@casadimir.org.  Please list child development coursework completed in your resume.  Candidates must be available for an in-person interview.


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Growing Light Montessori School of Lafayette, Lafayette (2/8) - TWO POSITIONS


Afternoon Preschool Teacher or Teacher Assistant

Growing Light Montessori School is seeking an afternoon preschool teacher or teacher assistant to join their expanding, friendly, and supportive staff working with 2-5 year olds.


The schedule is Monday - Friday from 3pm - 6pm.  Optional morning substitute hours are also available.
Position available immediately.


Requirements:  

- must love and enjoy small children,

- a minimum of 6 ECE units, (or register & complete courses),

- fingerprint and health clearance,

- and a minimum of 2 years of experience.

 
We offer a competitive salary including vacation, holiday pay, and sick pay.
Please send your resume to rach@growinglight.net   


Montessori Teacher & Montessori Toddler Teacher
Growing Light Montessori School of Lafayette is seeking a Montessori  Preschool Teacher and a Montessori Toddler Teacher to join their expanding, friendly and supportive staff.  

The schedule is Monday - Friday from 8am - 1pm or 8am-3pm, plus staff events.
Positions are available beginning June 2018.


Requirements:  

- must love and enjoy small children,

- have Preschool Montessori Training Certificate along with 12 ECE units,

- fingerprint and health clearance,

- and a minimum of 2 years of experience.


Competitive salary, including vacation and holiday pay, plus personal time off.
Please send your resume to rachd@growinglight.net


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The San Francisco School, San Francisco (2/8)


Head Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher                                               
(For ages 3 through 6 years)
100% FTE, Starts August 13, 2018, Ends June 12, 2019


Overview of Head Preschool & K Teacher Position
The San Francisco School seeks a talented Preschool/Kindergarten Head Teacher to nurture and inspire students with a multicultural, unbiased and meaningful curriculum. The San Francisco School Preschool is a Montessori inspired, three-year program founded on the ideals of teaching self-reliance, responsibility, and learning through experience.
Reports to: Lower School Head


Expectations:
The Head Teacher works as a member of a team including one other Head Teacher and 3 Teacher Assistants with 37 children spanning 3 age groups (3 year olds, 4 year olds and kindergarten).  The Head Teacher shares full responsibility for the classroom and students with the Co-Head teacher; collaborates to assure the coherence, relevance and vibrancy of the program; plans and manages the classroom environment; works with children on academic, social and emotional growth; tracks and maintains records for each child; trains and supervises Teacher Assistants; and participates in the admissions process. The position also includes conferencing with parents at least three times a year, and maintaining consistent communication with the parents of the students in the class via a weekly newsletter.


The Head Teacher works in cooperation with all San Francisco School teachers to offer a comprehensive educational program that attends to the developmental needs of children, from preschool through Middle School.  All teachers also come together on a regular basis to examine student work, discuss best teaching practices, and hone professional skills.

General Responsibilities:

  • Affirm and support school philosophy and mission
  • Co-plan and manage classroom environment
  • Plan and manage academic program and each student's individual program in collaboration with Co-Head Teacher
  • Track and maintain records of individual student progress
  • Provide timely communication with parents/guardians through calls, emails, regular newsletters and conferences as appropriate, and in consultation with the Lower School Head
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
  • Participate in professional development activities as appropriate
  • Perform other related duties as required


General Calendar and Schedule
The teacher shall engage in transition, preparation and orientation activities from August 13 through August 24, 2018 with additional transition dates to be determined (expected to be in June 2018).


The teacher shall engage in direct work with the children from August 27 through June 12.  A typical school-day schedule is eight hours (generally 8:00 am to 4:00 pm) which includes: up to six hours of student contact, co-teacher and team collaboration, one hour of preparation time, and one hour for lunch and breaks.  The teacher should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the arrival of the children, remain at least thirty minutes after the departure of the children, and remain on campus throughout the school day, except for scheduled rest periods and official school business.


The teacher shall attend weekly faculty meetings on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.


Qualifications sought

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Education or a subject area field, Montessori training by start of the school year, and the core Early Childhood Education credits.
  • Three years of successful work as a Preschool Head Teacher are recommended and are preferably in a diverse, multicultural school community.
  • Proven cultural competence in a community committed to issues of diversity, equity and social justice.
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate, and mentor students in ways relevant to this commitment.
  • Demonstrated academic and multicultural competency in classroom pedagogy, including innovative teaching and recognition of and appropriate response to various learning profiles. Candidate should be student-centered, practiced in differentiated instruction and skilled at attending to the development of the whole child.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents in an evolving multicultural, economically diverse school environment, including faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment and integrity.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a teaching team.
  • Commitment to the continuing development of relevant professional knowledge, skills and abilities, particularly as related to academic and cultural competencies
  • All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
  • Understanding of developmental needs of 3 through 6 year olds
  • Be passionate about and enjoy working with young children
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, adaptability, creativity, and flexibility
  • Bilingual and/or Spanish proficiency is a plus


Hours:  Monday through Friday, full time, with afternoon or evening meetings for teacher team building, committees, parent education, and assessments occurring one to several times a month.

Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an "urban school with a village atmosphere," The School embraces San Francisco's ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice. Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.


Interested candidates may apply by sending one document containing a resume, cover letter, three references, and how you became aware of this position to:
The San Francisco School
Attn:  PS Head Teacher Position
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134
e-mail: jobs@sfschool.org
Check out our website: www.sfschool.org 


The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding, and for the direct benefit of each student.


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Cielito Lindo Montessori School, San Francisco (2/8)


ASSISTANT TEACHER
Position Description: Cielito Lindo Montessori School seeks a qualified and motivated assistant teacher. Currently offering a half time position. The Assistant Teacher will assist the Head Teacher in creating and maintaining a safe, nurturing and Montessori-prepared environment where children's emotional, social and intellectual needs are met.


Position Qualifications:
* A Montessori credential or training for early childhood is required. New Montessori graduates or students in their practicum year with a commitment to the Montessori philosophy and method are encouraged to apply.
* Required 12 ECE units and six months of experience in a licensed Child Care Center or similar program.
* Must have or be willing to comply with CPR and first aid certification, TB testing, immunizations (MMR, pertussis, influenza, and fingerprint/criminal background check).
* Ability to relate to children in a positive, sensitive and constructive manner
* Willingness to take direction and exercise initiative where appropriate.
* Ability to manage groups of children, eliciting their cooperation, without undue authority.
* Ability to work as an effective and supportive member of a team.
* Ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with unusual or emergency situations.
* Physical stamina, including ability to lift and carry approximately 40 lbs.
* Ability to relate to parents in a supportive and professional manner.
* Basic understanding of preschool licensing requirements


Responsibilities
* Assist in daily preparation of classrooms.
* Prepare classroom activities and curriculum materials according to the Head Teacher's direction.
* Supervise classroom as directed by the Head Teacher.
* Repair classroom materials or apparatus as necessary or directed.
* Assist with the maintenance of classroom inventory.
* Share the responsibility of constructive parent relations to facilitate their security and trust in the School.
* Share the responsibility for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times.
* Assist in the supervision of playground and lunchtime.


Benefits: Competitive salary based on education and experience. Benefits include full medical insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off.


About our School Community: Cielito Lindo Montessori School is a new Spanish immersion preschool operating year round catering to working families. We are located in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Our school facility is a large open room with natural light which includes a separate nap room and kitchen along with a full complement of Montessori materials. We educate and nurture children in the Montessori philosophy in a Spanish speaking environment.


info@cielitolindomontessori.com


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The Montessori School of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara (2/8)


The Montessori School of Silicon Valley seeks exceptional certified or soon-to-be certified Montessori teacher to join our unique community. Our year-round program consists of a diverse community of families and educators. We seek to establish and maintain a positive and prepared Montessori environment to support each child to reach their fullest potential. Our classrooms are fully implemented Montessori environments.
 
Commitment to developmentally appropriate practice for children 3 to 6 years in the Montessori tradition.
A strong understanding and implementation of the Montessori method with the ability to share knowledge with current and future families.
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Flexibility to work with children enrolling throughout the year.
Confidence working with a variety of cultures, languages and family structures.
Ability to develop classroom setting that is organized and engaging. Comfortable with all written communication and documentation. Embraces parent involvement in classroom.

Minimum requirements:
Enrolled in or completed  MACTE Accredited Training Program, either currently in course work or in an internship. 
We are looking for the right guide to work under one of our Montessori guides for 6-9 months, and then be ready to lead a classroom of 36 children. 
AA or BA desired but not required
CPR and First Aid Certification. 
1+ year experience in a Montessori classroom. 

Positions are full-time, year-round with three weeks paid vacation, school holidays, and paid sick time. We offer health insurance, and a competitive salary.
 Please provide a cover letter and three references.  
 
 $50K plus to start
 
 Contact:
 Colleen Noll
 Executive Director 
 (408)263-6330
 (408)772-6661 cell
 The Montessori School of Silicon Valley
 www.MSOSV.com

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Casa di Mir, Campbell (2/8)
 
Music Teacher
Casa di Mir is an established Montessori School in Campbell serving children age 3 years through 8th grade.  The school is currently seeking a part time (Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm) music teacher for an Orff music program that has been a part of the school for 14 years.This team teaching position is available beginning February 16, 2018.

Essential Functions

  • Teach an Orff-based program to groups of 15-20 students, ages 6-14 years
  • Proficient as musician to demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythm
  • Instruct students in beginning music theory, harmony, score and sight reading, composition, music appreciation using the Orff approach along with Kodaly and other methods.
  • Conducts group rehearsals and instructs and coaches members in their individual parts, in fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance.
  • Leads orchestra and choral groups in regular and special performances for school program
  • Effective classroom management skills


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Orff training level 1 preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated skills as musician and teacher
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with children and a desire to contribute meaningfully to a positive school culture.
  • Average English language communication skills.
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment screening, including negative TB test and criminal background check.


Non-Discrimination Statement
Our policy is to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees or applicants without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.  This extends to all terms, conditions, and benefits of employment.


Application:
Please email your resume and letter of introduction to: sbaghel@casadimir.org. Candidates must be available for an in-person interview.   


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St. Dunstan's School, Carmel (2/1)

Primary Guide (Beginning August 2018)

St. Dunstan's School is located in beautiful Carmel, California serving children from infancy to primary age. Historically a traditional play-based school, St. Dunstan's is currently offering one primary community with another in the fall, with the intention of converting the remaining infant and toddler programs to the Montessori method as well.
We are seeking an organized, flexible, collaborative, and passionate guide who embodies a joy for learning and a love of children. Ideal candidate would be self motivated with a desire to continue to grow both personally and professionally. As a small faculty, emotional maturity and professionalism is essential as well as working in partnership with each other.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Montessori Primary Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Development (or related field) or 12+ ECE units
  • At least 3 years of classroom experience
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Professional and warm demeanor  
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


Application Process:
Please send any questions and a cover letter and CV/resume to Lauren Proulx at director@stdunstanschool.org. For more information about our school, please visit our website at www.stdunstanschool.org.
We hope to hear from you!


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Rising Star Montessori, Alameda (2/4) 


Full Time Assistant Montessori Positions
Compensation: based on ECE units and education
Employment type: full-time


Looking for a great place to work? Looking for Challenge and Opportunity? Well - Established Early Childhood Program in Alameda currently seeking several full and part time staff positions: Respond to: info@risingstarschool.org

SEVERAL ASSISTANT TEACHER POSITIONS:

Extended Care Assistant
Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 6:00 or as directed
Responsibilities include supervising lunch, nap time and working in our Extended Care Program.

Montessori Classroom Assistant Teachers:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00, or as directed.
Responsibilities include assisting the Head Teacher in the running of the Montessori Classroom. Additional requirements include coursework in Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial. This can also be an internship position for Montessori training interns.

Please review the qualifications carefully before sending your resume. We need the ECE units for all positions!

Qualified candidates MUST:
***Have a minimum of 12 ECE units including: Child Development, Family, Child & Community, and Curriculum for Early Childhood. Official transcript and diplomas are required for pay verification.
****Fluent with reading, writing, and speaking English.
****Prefer Montessori classroom experience and willingness to learn more Montessori practices and philosophy.
****Have a "presence" in a classroom or program and can effectively lead a group of up to 12 students.
****Have the physical fitness needed for this demanding but rewarding job. (Can carry 20 pounds)
****Have a warm and engaging personality and the ability to relate to children.
****CPR certification/First Aid Training needed as well as Live- Scan fingerprints / Criminal background check.
****Authorized to work in the US.
****Current TB test and current Health Report.
****Will need to provide 3 professional references.

Our benefits package includes medical and paid time off days. Salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and our pay scale

Please email your resume and letter of introduction and specify which position you are applying for. Be sure to list in your resume the child development coursework you have completed. Candidates must be available for an in-person interview.


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Napa Valley Montessori, Napa Valley (2/4) - TWO POSITIONS


Napa Valley Montessori serves children from 3-12 years of age and is located just minutes from the beautiful Napa Valley. We are looking for passionate and dynamic teachers that are dedicated to the Montessori philosophy, flexible, responsible and thrive in a team setting.


Upper Elementary Lead Teacher


Personal and Professional Qualifications

  • Caring and collaborative person that has experience working with children and their families
  • Exhibits leadership qualities in implementing curriculum and sharing the Montessori philosophy
  • Comfortable in a small nurturing setting that continues to grow
  • Positive attitude and willing to collaborate with other teachers and administration
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • AMS/ AMI Certification
  • BS or BA and Master's Degree a plus
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proactive decision maker
  • Focused on creating consistency and predictability in the children's daily routine
  • Joyful approach to presenting lessons and engaging students interest


Application Process: Please email a cover letter and resume to: info@napavalleymontessori.com with Elementary Job Opening in the subject line. We look forward to meeting you!
 


ECE Primary Lead Teacher and Site Supervisor

Personal and Professional Qualifications

  • Caring and collaborative person that has experience working with children and their families
  • Dedicated commitment to the Montessori philosophy and sharing it with our school community
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to direct staff so that the daily schedule is fun, consistent and follows the needs of  the children
  • AMS/ AMI Certification
  • ECE licensing 12 units,  1- 2 years prior teaching in a Montessori setting plus ECE administrative/supervisory courses
  • Able to maintain student files and meet with prospective families
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proactive decision maker
  • Focused on creating consistency and predictability in the children's daily routine
  • Joyful approach to presenting lessons and engaging students interest


Application Process: Please email a cover letter and resume to: info@napavalleymontessori.com  with Primary Job Opening in the subject line. We look forward to meeting you!


Napa Valley Montessori
120 West American Canyon Road
American Canyon, CA 94503


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Springfield Montessori School (2/4)


Springfield Montessori School was recently awarded the prestigious Best of the Best Gold Award from Bay Area Parent Magazine for East Bay Montessori Schools.  At Springfield, our mission is to provide an environment that promotes a love of learning, independence, responsibility, socialization, grace and courtesy.


Springfield has been providing academic excellence to the Bay Area for more than 25 years. We are seeking experienced, professional early childhood educators to join our excellent teaching team and are currently interviewing for our Dublin and Walnut Creek campuses.


Montessori Certified Teacher

Must possess AMS/AMI Montessori training
Must have a genuine passion for working with preschoolers
Minimum 2 years experience in Montessori environment
Maintain Montessori classroom culture
Plan and prepare units of study and lessons
Maintain Shutterfly accounts and classroom website
Work collaboratively with other staff members
Additional Requirements:
12+ ECE units required
Fingerprint, TB clearance, and all Title 22 compliance requirements
Must be reliable and committed


We Offer:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Paid Time Off  (Holidays, Winter and Spring Breaks, Vacation, and Sick Leave)
  • In Service and Teacher Work Days


For more information about our school, please visit our website: www.springfieldmontessori.com. Please send resumes to: dublinadmin@springfieldmontessori.com



January 2018



Grand Lake Montessori, Oakland (1/18)


Floating Teacher - Grand Lake Montessori
Become part of the Grand Lake Montessori Community!


Grand Lake Montessori, founded in 1978, is a thriving learning community in Oakland, California, serving approximately 175 families. Our school has two toddler classrooms, six primary (preschool) classrooms and one elementary classroom. We offer a warm, passionate and supportive community, as diverse as is the exciting city of Oakland. Benefits for full time staff include paid vacation, paid holidays  dental and health insurance and retirement.


We are currently hiring a full (or part) time Floating Teacher (substitute) to start immediately. All applicants must have at least 12 Early Childhood Units and preferably some previous experience in a Montessori setting. Montessori training is a big plus. Regardless of your training or experience, we ask that you come with a strong desire to learn, as well as be open to supportive mentoring by both our teachers and administration. We expect our staff to be committed to a friendly, empathetic and professional relationship with both their co-workers and the families at our school.  


We welcome your resume - sent to employment@grandlakemontessori.com - if you are interested in this opportunity.


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Noe Montessori, San Francisco (1/18)


Montessori Primary Teacher Position
Noe Montessori has an immediate opening for a full-time Montessori primary teacher. Noe Montessori is a new authentic Montessori in-home preschool, located in San Francisco in the vibrant neighborhood of Noe Valley. Our mission is to provide the highest quality support for the unique development of children and their families throughout the preschool years. The ideal candidate is not only passionate about teaching young children but also enthusiastic about the opportunity to join our hard-working team during our founding year, helping to build our program in service of our mission.



Responsibilities

  • Supervise and guide up to 12 children, ages 3-6 years old, using the materials and environment of our authentic Montessori indoor/outdoor classroom
  • Record daily observation notes of each child's development and progress in the classroom
  • Plan and implement customized curriculum and lessons to support the individual development of each student
  • Prepare and maintain order and cleanliness of classroom environment
  • Work closely with the school Director to maintain school polices, plan and implement parent educational offerings and services, and support the development of the school
  • Participate in regular parent conferences and meetings as needed
  • Train additional staff members as needed
  • Participate in additional trainings as needed
  • Maintain license (with support from the school) for large family childcare facility


Qualifications

  • AMI or AMS primary level certification
  • Experience teaching at the primary level
  • Excellent communication and listening skills (with both children and adults)
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Positive, patient, and flexible disposition
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary
  • Dedication to lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Commitment to creating an optimal learning environment for each child


Requirements

  • Completion of Pediatric CPR and Health, Safety & Nutrition Trainings
  • Current TB test and state required immunizations
  • LiveScan Fingerprint clearance
  • Compliance with state licensing requirements for in-home family childcare
  • Maintain primary residence at the schoolhouse
  • Authorization to work in the United States


Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Generous Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Ample paid vacation and major US holidays
  • Funding for professional development
  • Beautiful housing in Noe Valley


Interested candidates may email a cover letter and CV to info@noemontessori.com.


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Crescent Montessori School, Sonoma (1/10)


Middle School Teacher
Crescent Montessori School in Sonoma CA is seeking a math teacher for its Middle School class. This is a part-time position, two days per week - Monday, Tuesday with some flexibility to work with the candidate's schedule.


A successful candidate will have the ability to: maintain a Middle School class environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a solid foundation in accordance with each student's ability; establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.


Crescent Montessori School is celebrating its twenty-third year teaching children in the Sonoma Valley.
We're a vibrant primary through 8th grade school, with four classrooms, primary, junior elementary, senior elementary and middle school.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university
  • 1-5 Years successful teaching experience
  • Passion for teaching math and working with students


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: dsilvi@crescentmontessori.com with the subject: Middle School Position.


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Pacific Rim International School, San Mateo and Emeryville (1/10)


Pacific Rim International School, a bilingual Montessori school located in San Mateo and Emeryville, has two open positions:

1. Teacher Assistant for infant and toddler (ages 0 to 3) with fluency in Mandarin or English. Must have at least 6 ECE units and be continuing in courses.
2. Chinese Teacher for our Elementary level (ages 6 to 12) with fluency in Mandarin and a knowledge of Chinese culture.


The ideal candidate will be interested in integrating language learning within a broader cultural curriculum. A willingness to take AMI Elementary training is a plus.


These two positions are ideal for teachers who will thrive in a multi-lingual, international, and close-knit school community that is deeply committed to Dr. Montessori's philosophy. Our AMI-accredited school offers Mandarin-English and Japanese-English language environments). We are willing to sponsor those already applying to take AMI Montessori training ( https://amiusa.org/ ) or those with plans for doing so.
The premises, with beautiful landscaping, are architecturally designed to meet the needs of Montessori programs. To apply, please tell us about yourself and send your resume to: prints_sm@pacificriminternationalschool.org


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Montessori House of Children, San Francisco (1/04)


Montessori Head 3-6 Teacher (Full/Part-Time)
Montessori School in heart of San Francisco seeks exceptional Lead Montessori 3-6 Teachers. Our year-round program consists of a diverse community of families and educators. We seek to establish and maintain a positive and prepared Montessori environment to support each child to reach their fullest potential.

Essential qualities: Commitment to developmentally appropriate practice for children 2.5 to 6 years in the Montessori tradition. The daily maintenance of a respectful and cooperative atmosphere. A strong understanding and implementation of the Montessori method with the ability to share knowledge with current and future families. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work with children enrolling throughout the year. Confidence working with a variety of cultures, languages and family structures. Ability to develop classroom setting that is organized and engaging. Comfortable with all written communication and documentation. Embraces parent involvement in classroom.

Minimum requirements: Lead Teacher: AMS/AMI Certification. 3+ years as Lead Teacher in a Montessori classroom. 12+ ECE credits. Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Positions are full-time, year-round with 4 weeks paid vacation, school holidays, and PTO. We offer health insurance, 401K, and a competitive salary. info@montessorisf.net


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The Child Unique Montessori School, Alameda (1/04)


The Child Unique Montessori School is seeking a Teacher/Director for a sister school (Hamilton Montessori School) in Novato to begin work in the end of January 2018. The school will open in February 2018.  The school will begin with a small class and will build up over time.  The Director must have Montessori training, a minimum of a bachelors degree including 12 units of early education and supervisory units. 

We are also seeking an Assistant Teacher with 12 units in early education, and experience working with children.

Please call 510-798-7429 (Cindy) or 415-307-3374 (Sarah).


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Montessori de Terra Linda, San Rafael (1/04)


Seeking Part-time After Care Assistant!
Are you looking for a fun part-time job working in a wonderful school, with a supportive and engaged staff?
We have a position for you!


Hours: Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (if you can start at 2:00 pm, even better)
Pay: $18-$22 DOE


Must Have:
·         Clear TB test;
·         CPR;
·         Pass a LiveScan background check;
·         Some experience working with children;
·         A love of children;
·         Takes initiative, has ability to focus and multi-task;
·         Have a joyful, pleasant demeanor and be a team-player;
·         Able to start right away!


Desired Qualifications:
·         Interest in education;
·         Familiarity/experience with Montessori;
·         12 ECE units, or in progress.


Interested? Email a little about yourself and why you think this would be a great position for you: mae@mdtl.org
www.mdtl.org


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December 2017


Starlight School, Benicia (12/1)

Starlight School, a Montessori preschool serving children ages 18 months to 6 years is looking for an assistant teacher for our 3-6 year old class. This candidate will be working alongside an experienced Head Teacher with no more than 11 children at one time. The hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 to 12:30. Pay is commensurate with education and experience. Please contact Parisa Kelly with cover letter and resume at info@starlightschool.com


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Roots N Wings Montessori School, Woodside (12/1)

Have you dreamed of leading your own primary classroom? Are you ready to take control and design you own materials and classroom? Ready to be responsible for your failures, and to fix them? Are you excited about the challenge of being in charge? Do you want to be part of a well functioning team and an award winning school?


Roots N Wings Montessori School is looking to hire a lead Montessori teacher.  The start date is currently flexible.
The Montessori teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate program that is in agreement with the Montessori philosophy and all legal guidelines. It includes the preparation and maintenance of the classroom. The assessment of the skill of the children and the planning of both developmentally appropriate and skill based appropriate lessons. These include modeling of appropriate social behavior, including Grace and Courtesy, conflict resolution, academic skills and the complete range of a Montessori curriculum. The Guide will also be required to communicate with parents, faculty and children in a respectful and positive manner.

Specific Skills:
-General responsibilities of leading, planning and organizing a Montessori classroom.
-Knowledge of child development theories, early education theories and practices beyond that of Maria Montessori and generally considered developmentally appropriate best practices.
-General health and safety guidelines in early childhood practice.
-The state of California relevant legislation to early childhood practice.
-The ability to lift a 30 pound child in the event of an emergency.
-Able to observe, see, hear and respond to children's needs, emergencies and conflicts that might occur in the classroom, playground, or bathroom.
-The ability to reach a child 20-30 feet away within approximately 30 seconds without it being a danger to the faculty member's health.

Education and Credentials:
-Primary Montessori training. The quality of training to be evaluated through interview, inspection of albums and lesson presentation.
-Minimum of three years work experience as a Montessori teacher / assistant.
-12 hours of CA early childhood education credits.
-Training in first aid and CPR.
-Required mandatory CA immunizations.
-CA early childhood credential is preferred.
-Eligible to work in the US.  (We do not sponsor Visa's)Benefits

Benefits to be discussed but include paid time off, insurance reimbursement and a 401K plan.
Contact - Tracy Crawford at Director@RWMontessori.com with a resume and cover letter as to why you would be a benefit to our school.


November 2017


Glen Park Montessori, San Francisco (11/7)

Established in the year 2000, Glen Park Montessori is a vibrant, light-filled space housing two classrooms on two floors in the heart of the beautiful Glen Park (home of the revitalized Glen Park Canyon) neighborhood in San Francisco. We have a lovely outside space spanning two city lots where our 100 year-old Redwood tree resides. We are a nature-based school, bringing as much of the natural world as possible into our program to instill a deep love of and respect for our sustainable planet.

Our staff is open, friendly, dedicated, and fun. We value clear communication, collaborative inspiration, and devotion to the principles and philosophy set forth by Maria Montessori. Our classrooms reflect our authentic Montessori practices and adherence to the full spectrum of Montessori materials. We have a warm relationship with our parent group that is highly supportive of our teachers and the school.


We are searching for an Assistant Teacher in one of our two classrooms, who will be responsible for 18 children ages 2.9 to 5 under the guidance of a lead teacher. This space has inside/outside access with a deck overlooking our garden.


We require:
·       A.A. or equivalent
·       12 ECE units necessary to work with children in the state of California
·       2 years of experience working with children from 2.5 to 5 years old
·       Fingerprint clearance
·       A passion for working with young children

We offer:
·       Pay range is $18-23 per hour depending on experience
·       Paid vacation and holidays after an initial period
·       A contribution to health insurance
·       Monthly teacher in-service days for classroom organization
·       Support for on-going education and professional enrichment
·       Cultural events that enhance the sense of school community

If you are interested in joining us (we are looking for someone to join us as soon as possible) please forward your resume to gpmontessori@gmail.com and look at our website: www.glenpark-montessori.com. We look forward to meeting you!


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Rising Star Montessori, Alameda (11/3)


Full and Part Time Assistant Teacher Positions
Employment type: full-time


Looking for a great place to work? Looking for Challenge and Opportunity?
Well - Established Early Childhood Program in Alameda currently seeking several full and part time staff positions: Respond to: info@risingstarschool.org


SEVERAL ASSISTANT TEACHER POSITIONS:
Extended Care Assistant
Monday-Friday, 10:00 - 6:00 or as directed
Responsibilities include supervising lunch, nap time and working in our Extended Care Program.


Montessori Classroom Assistant Teachers:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00, or as directed.
Responsibilities include assisting the Head Teacher in the running of the Montessori Classroom. Additional requirements include coursework in Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial. This can also be an internship position for Montessori training interns.


Please review the qualifications carefully before sending your resume. We need the ECE units for all positions!


Qualified candidates MUST:
***Have a minimum of 12 ECE units including: Child Development, Family, Child & Community, and Curriculum for Early Childhood. Official transcript and diplomas are required for pay verification.
****Fluent with reading, writing, and speaking English.
****Prefer Montessori classroom experience and willingness to learn more Montessori practices and philosophy.
****Have a "presence" in a classroom or program and can effectively lead a group of up to 12 students.
****Have the physical fitness needed for this demanding but rewarding job. (Can carry 20 pounds)
****Have a warm and engaging personality and the ability to relate to children.
****CPR certification/First Aid Training needed as well as Live- Scan fingerprints / Criminal background check.
****Authorized to work in the US.
****Current TB test and current Health Report.
****Will need to provide 3 professional references.

Our benefits package includes medical and paid time off days. Salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and our pay scale.


Please email your resume and letter of introduction and specify which position you are applying for. Be sure to list in your resume the child development coursework you have completed. Candidates must be available for an in-person interview.


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Growing Light Montessori Schools, Oakland, Kensington, Lafayette (11/3)


Growing Light Montessori Schools has expanded their programs and is seeking staff to join their teams!  GLMS is devoted to upholding the needs of the staff and creating an enjoyable work environment where both teachers and children thrive.  We provide educational training for teacher assistant positions and offer a very competitive salary with a generous vacation package and benefits, depending on education, experience, and the position hired for.


All applicants must have a minimum of 12 ECE units, CPR, fingerprint clearance, health screening, immunizations and clear TB test.  Head teachers must have a Montessori certificate.


We are seeking staff for the following positions:
OAKLAND
Afternoon Teacher (now available) to team teach and implement the after school program for 3-4 years olds.  The position is Monday-Friday with an optional start time of 2:30 or 3pm through 6pm.  Morning subbing is desired but not mandatory.
Montessori Head Teacher (starting in May or June 2018) for 3-5 year old class of 18 children with a 2nd teacher.  Schedule is Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.


KENSINGTON
Afternoon Teacher & Morning Substitute:  (available now) Monday-Friday 3pm - 6pm plus morning sub hours.  We could guarantee weekly/monthly hours if needed by the new teacher.  This is a team position to add one staff to the current team of 3 teachers for after school for 2 - 4.6 year old children.
Summer Director - Role of Leadership (training begins in April/May 2018)
This position is for a highly qualified licensed Director who loves supporting staff and families while managing the CCL requirements and duties of the Director.  Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.  Must have team spirit, director certificate, and have experience with the Montessori Philosophy and education.  Continued employment beyond summer is also available.


LAFAYETTE
Teacher and Toddler Teacher Assistant:  (available now) Full or part time position for a Montessori trained teacher with experience.  Schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:00am-12:30pmor 9:30am-4:30pm to work with the morning toddler class team and afternoons with the Preschool-PreK team.


OAKLAND, KENSINGTON, LAFAYETTE (all locations)
Summer Camp:  A variety of Teacher and Teacher Assistant positions are available June 1, 2018 - August 3, 2018.  Continued employment may be optional starting August 2018. (Available at all three locations)


Please contact rachd@growinglight.net with resume and cover letter.  Please state which position(s) you are applying for.